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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Sheriff’s Office police dog was shot twice after an armed driver led several police agencies on a chase along Interstate-5 Wednesday night.

It’s unclear what prompted the chase, but it ended in the southbound lanes near Grand Mound, according to a department spokesperson. At one point, gunfire erupted and K-9 officer Arlo was shot twice, while the 25-year-old driver was wounded at least once, KOMO-TV reported.

The police dog was rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital, but was expected to survive, according to a Facebook post from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The wounded driver was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. No other deputies were injured in the incident.

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